Fidgeting with his placard, six-year-old Fang Mingxing made an unlikely protester. But he was on the front line of a demonstration in China's capital, shouting: "I want to go to school."
In the 2,300-place boarding school, pupils attend normal academic lessons but get their football - at least an hour a day - from a team of Real Madrid-trained coaches.
In recent months, Weibo has been eclipsed by the Facebook-like WeChat, which allows instant messaging within self-selected circles of followers.
Alibaba passed on holding its initial public offering in Hong Kong. But when it looked for board members, it found one all too familiar to residents of that Chinese city.
John Sudworth looks at some of the ways Chinese entrepreneurs are cashing in on World Cup fever
Is China heading for a financial crisis? Some risk indicators have risen markedly over the past twelve months: Interbank rates are more volatile, with liquidity shortages increasingly common; there have been a few minor bank runs; and the country experienced its first corporate default in recent history earlier this year.
China’s Sichuan province is known for pandas, spicy hot pot and beautiful women. It’s also known for its love of eating rabbits—specifically, rabbit heads.
When will China become the world′s largest economy? It′s a question that′s been asked a lot in the past few years. With annual GDP growth rates of 9-10% for 30 years, China has quickly become the second largest economy in the world, overtaking all but the United States.
China has just announced more government spending to boost the economy. If growth was on course to hit its target of 7.5% this year, then China wouldn′t be undertaking borrowing to spend.
China′s exports grew in May but a drop in imports signalled a possible weakening of demand in the world′s second-largest economy. The country′s exports rose by 7% in May compared with 12 months before. But imports fell by 1.6% on a year earlier. It meant the nation′s trade surplus widened sharply to $35.9bn (£21.4bn), from April′s $18.5bn, the General Administration of Customs said. The figures will add to recent concern about the state of the C…
provoked concern in Washington that America is facing a new rival for global dominance. World Bank estimates suggest China may surpass the purchasing power of the U.S. economy as early as this year, meaning that America will cease being the world’s biggest producer of wealth for the first time since it overtook Britain on the eve of the 1876 centennial. U.S. critics of Beijing frequently ascribe China’s success to mercantilist trade policies, and point to other irritants such as growing mi…
An affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is one step closer to taking greater control of the popular and enormous money market fund Yu’e Bao, as financial services become.
A handful of foreigners working for the government in the southern Chinese city of Foshan have become an unexpected media hit, thanks to the novelty of their positions as Chinese bureaucrats.
China’s economy remains on course for sustained growth at the pace projected by the government, even as it shows occasional flashes of weakness and instability, according to the chief of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Mr. Hofman’s adorable Rubber Duck, it shall be recalled, triggered near-on mass hysteria all over Asia as versions of the six-story yellow aquatic bird made appearances around the region—including in Hong Kong, where it attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors.
When searching for real estate, well-heeled Chinese consumers are buying properties as investments and for future generations, with many spending between $1 million and $3 million on the latter purchases.
With its strong flavor and fiery aftertaste, Kweichow Moutai isn’t for everyone. With prices for vintage bottles of the liquor spiraling upwards, it’s now for even fewer people.
Chinese authorities are waging a war on American culture and the use of English.
A debate about learning English is re-emerging in China.
China’s national legislature has adopted sweeping changes to the country’s Environmental Protection Law, revisions that have been hailed as major steps toward saving China’s environment from rampant degradation.